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post #1 of 4 Old 11-28-2017, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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I'm on now officially, although been guest surfing for a while, so I know about the DooHicky and the 22 cent mod. Not yet convinced about the PVC mod. I just bought a clean 5000 mile 2007 KLR 650. I had got a clean 2000 KLR 250 and really enjoy riding it (still) but it just didn't have the mph to ride on a few roads around me so I got the 650. I also have a 1979 Honda XL500 I'm restoring that will be back on the road soon, and a VFR 800 ( Great Bike )and a RC51 SP2. I may sell the RC, just a uncomfortable ride, but I do tuff it out sometimes. ( I am 53 with a little Carpal tunnel syndrome kicking in ) I live south of Alvin Texas outside the community of Liverpool. I ride a lot to Galveston and Surfside TX. But I hope to do some trail riding soon. ( my 250 is a Loaner bike for friends ). I like the 650 , not as impressive as the 250 for its size, but does have the big bore torque. ( the 250 has 6 gears even, What's up with the 5 on the 650 Kawa !!!) Actually thinking about eventually a big bore kit for the 250. That would seem good being such a lighter bike. But the 650 has plenty as it is. I'm Happy with it. Got a Lexx muffler on the way, then the 22 cent mod, ( and air box mods) Just to get a little more out, as I always do on everything. I always feel I want any motor to run the way it should and can, not the way the government feels it should. I have rode my 650 about 500 miles so far and it seems fine. So far after 500 miles the oil level has not dropped a bit so hopefully it's not a oil burner. I put some new blinkers on it, rectangular ones that go better with the headlight and are 1157 bulbs ( tied into the "City light " circuit) for better visibility to other drivers. It already had a aftermarket skid plate so I'm good there already. But I defiantly could be up to some rides and meets around south Texas, or maybe anywhere eventually. Oh and I do plan on the 320 front rotor kit soon ( stock caliper ). And fork brace. Fork upgrades too. But just wanted to say Hi !!
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-28-2017, 02:17 PM
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Howdy Bobby I am just up the road from you in Friendswood. Any time you want to meetup for coffee and biker lies just give me a shout. I have an 09 that makes me very happy. I have done most of the Mods if you have questions maybe I can answer them. Ride safe James
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If you are the type that relies on facts, data, and results to decide what you will and won't do you will remain unconvinced about the PCV mod.

Rightly so.

It has been pretty well debunked as an idea founded on good intentions, supported by 'I did something and I can feel a difference', and benefitting from neither a rational explanation as to how it works nor concrete results.

As much gain can be had from a well placed and attractive sticker.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-28-2017, 05:10 PM
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If you are the type that relies on facts, data, and results to decide what you will and won't do you will remain unconvinced about the PCV mod.

Rightly so.

It has been pretty well debunked as an idea founded on good intentions, supported by 'I did something and I can feel a difference', and benefitting from neither a rational explanation as to how it works nor concrete results.

As much gain can be had from a well placed and attractive sticker.



I have found through extensive research that the larger and more colorful stickers generate larger performance gains. Ride safe James
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